Tim Hortons is a franchise often synonymously known with Canada, and it appears the country’s web searches justify that notion.
Data analysts at PACK & SEND, a technology-driven logistics company with franchises across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, used Google search data to identify the most popular franchise businesses around the world. They also investigated which country’s residents are most interested in taking on this unique style of business venture.
When it comes to Canada, Tim Hortons was the most Googled-franchise business, and overall, the country was seventh on the Top 10 list of Google searches regarding a franchise business with 42 per 100,000 people
Canada placed behind (in order) Australia, South Africa, Ireland, The UK, The US, and Iceland.
When considering raw search volume, Americans performed the most Google searches for franchise business terms, with a total of 208,290 searches in just 12 months, while Canada had 19,760.
The study revealed McDonald’s as the most searched franchise business in the world, taking the top spot in 78 of the 97 countries analysed.
KFC came in second place, topping the table as the most-Googled franchise business in nine countries, including Luxembourg, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Other popular franchise opportunities included Burger King (in Namibia, Turkey, The Central African Republic, and Estonia), Dominos (in Bulgaria and Kazakhstan), Jollibee (in Japan and The Philippines), and Hardees (in Mongolia).
Mike Ryan, UK CEO at PACK & SEND commented on the findings, “It’s interesting to see the fast-food industry currently dominating the world’s Google searches when it comes to hunting for franchise opportunities. This is likely due to the seemingly universal and accessible nature of fast food and takeaways.”